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Fall 2009

East Asian Painting: Orchid

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 -- 12:20 - 1:20 -- Ostermayer Lab 309

Elaine Bergstrom, a painting instructor, will be giving a hands-on demonstration. This is one in a series of classes that will cover how to paint a simple watercolor or sumi-e. The subject matter to be painted will be orchids, chrysanthemums, Bamboo and Plum Blossom (Four Gentlemen)

Film: The Wedding Banquet

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 - 4:30pm, Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

Film: Fantasy (Art:21)

October 6, 2009 - 12:15 p.m. - Ostermayer Room, SCC

Part of a PBS series on art, this film covers "four artists whose works or personal stories transport viewers to imaginary worlds and altered states of consciousness. With works that seem at times hallucinatory, irreverent, and sublime, each of these artists pursues a vision first held in the mind’s eye." Art21 - season 5 (2009) — overview

Film: Manufactured Landscape

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:15 to 3pm, Frable 117

World Food Day Teleconference

October 16, 2009 - 12 noon to 3 p.m. - Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

The campus will be participating in the 26th Annual World Food Day Teleconference. This year's theme is Global Food Crisis: Opportunities, Responsibilities and Solutions.

According to the World Food Day Web Site, the program “will consider the impact of the financial crisis on those living in poverty, the responsibilities of the rest of the world and the solutions that are emerging.”

Granny Mischief and Her Storied Accomplices: The Tales of Japanese Families in Newspaper Comics

October 20, 2009 - 12:15 p.m. - Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

Akiko Hashimoto is an associate professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hashimoto is now at work on projects on citizenship, cultural identity and national memory in postwar Japan, and heroes and villains of Japanese popular culture.

Film: Systems (art:21)

October 27, 2009 - 12:15 p.m. - Frable 117

Part of a PBS series on art, this film "features artists who realize complex projects through acts of appropriation or accumulation. In some instances, they create projects vast in scope, which almost elude comprehension." art:21 - season 5 (2009) - overview

East Asian painting: Chrysanthemum

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009 -- 12:20 - 1:20 -- Ostermayer Lab 309

Elaine Bergstrom, a painting instructor, will be giving a hands-on demonstration. 

China and Globalization: The Economic, Political, and Social Transformation of Chinese Society

Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:00 am, Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center

Doug Guthrie is Professor of  Management and Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow at the NYU-Stern School of Business.  In addition to his duties at Stern, Professor Guthrie also holds an appointment as Professor of Sociology on  NYU's Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is Academic Director of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Student Research Conference

November 19, 2009 - 12:15 p.m. - Ostermayer Room, SCC

Fall Theatre Production

Week of November 30, 2009 - Ostermayer Room, SCC

Dr. Breckenridge's Theater 282 (Theatre Practicum) class will work with folk tales from China, Japan, and Korea

Film: He ni zai yi qi ("Together")

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 - 4:30 pm, Frable 119

Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit - National Geographic

December 5, 2009 - Washington, DC (field trip)

National Geographic Society news about the exhibit


Spring 2010

The Performing Arts of China, Japan and Korea

January 19, 2010, Frable 117, Professor Bell Yung

Dr. Yung, an ethnomusicologist, is a professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh. Yung will share audio and video clips of music, dance and theatre from these three countries, making references to their history, culture, philosophy and aesthetics.

"Climate Change, Climate Justice: Lessons from Copenhagen"

January 26, 2010 @2:30 p.m. in either Frable 117 or the Library Instruction Room

"In December 2009, tens of thousands gathered from around the world from government, civil society, and industry to explore one of the most pivotal issues of our time. . .and to lay a roadmap for the future. Three Penn State professors were there and this is the first time their stories and insights will be reported back to the Penn State community."  Event details and recording

TI Film Series: "New People Artist Series Vol. 2: Yayoi Kusama: I Love Me"

February 4, 2010 - 4:30pm-6:30pm, Ostermayer Room/SCC

"Hell on Earth: The Experience of the Atomic Bomb in Japanese Popular Memory"

February 18, 2010 - common period, Frable 117 - Professor Catherine Bae

Dr. Catherine Bae is an Assistant Professor of East Asian history at Penn State Behrend.  She was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was six years old.  She received her doctorate in History from Stanford University and is currently writing a book on Japanese magazines for girls and women in the early 20th century. Her latest publication is entitled "Girl Meets Boy Meets Girl:  Heterosocial Relations, Wholesome Youth, and Democracy in Postwar Japan," in the September 2008 issue of the Asian Studies Review.

East Asian Painting: Plum Blossom

February 18, 2010 - OL 309 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

TI Film Series: "The Weather Report"

March 16, 2010 - 12:15-1:30pm - Frable 117

Field Trip to Washington DC - Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gender and Economic Reform in China

March 30, 2010 - 12:15 p.m. - Frable 117 - Dr. Gale Summerfield

Gale Summerfield is Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and Associate Professor of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since receiving her doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, she has written extensively on gender, development, and globalization addressing economic reforms in China, human security (income, property rights, and health), and migration.

"Climate Change" with Professor Ed Rubin

April 8, 2010 - Frable 117


TI Film Series: "Marathon"

April 8, 2010 - 4:30pm-6:30pm - Ostermayer Room/SCC

Spring Student Research Conference

April 15, 2010, Ostermayer Room, Student Conference Center, common period

PSUGA Theatre Production "Sweet Poison"

April 22-24, 2010 in the new Fitness and Cultural Center

The PSUGA theatre production classes, under the direction of Dr. Jay Breckenridge, present "Sweet Poison," a Japanese folk comedy in the Kyogen style.

Thursday, April 22nd - 7:30 pm
Friday, April 23rd - 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 24th - 2:00 pm matinee